Dadaab returnees will leave camps voluntarily, says UNHCR

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Somali refugees at Dadaab, which is located in north-east Kenya. Dadaab is the world's largest refugee camp complex. File Photo: UNHCR/B.Bannon

In Kenya, moves are continuing to encourage about 320,000 Somali nationals to leave Dadaab, one of the biggest camp complexes in the world for displaced people, the UN Refugee Agency said Monday.

UNHCR, which was present at talks over the weekend with government representatives from Kenya and Somalia, says that the target for 2016 is to see 150,000 Somalis return home voluntarily.

All of them are to be offered a dignified as well as a safe return, in the light of continuing military operations against Al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia, as the agency's Raouf Mazou told Daniel Johnson.

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